Often a band is faced with the problem of having to adjust their sound or writing to stay relevant in the industry, but sometimes this works out to be a good thing. The band may find that due to this process of change and adaptation they have created something new and worthwhile. In The Decemberists […]
About Alleya Weibel
I’m a violin performance major, and when not studying music you can find me at shows, playing with bands, hanging out with my dog, or eating pizza. I listen to music and write things!
The Foo Fighters’ much anticipated album Sonic Highways was released this week, and it gives fans exactly what they want. The album is composed of eight tracks, each inspired by and recorded in a different cities as well as reflecting their respective music scenes. This is a creative concept that could be well suited for […]
Halloween weekend has just come to and end and it is now November. I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted after such a crazy weekend on campus. As a kid I used to fall asleep during live concerts all the time. I was once told that falling asleep to someone’s music can be […]
This week in music history commemorates the death of Sandy West, the original drummer and one of the founding members of the original all-girl punk band The Runaways. She was a pioneering musician at a time when males dominated the hard-punk scene. The Runaways was one of the first all-female groups to come out of […]
This week, WPGU’s Alleya Weibel got to sit down with Tim Nordwind, co-founder and bassist in OK Go, ahead of their show this Saturday, September 13th at The Canopy Club. Alleya: What’s it like starting a band in Chicago? Tim: Chicago was a great place to start, for us. There were some very healthy indie […]
Classes started last week at the University of Illinois, meaning the past week has been a little hectic for most students and residents of Champaign-Urbana. During this week I have reflected on some songs that represent how I spent my summer, including new music I was shown, stumbled on to, or forced to listen to […]